This bunch is headed to Tennessee for DI Globals

  • Conant High School's Destination Imagination team, the Banana Squad, has made qualified for globals. April 16, 2016. Conant High School's Destination Imagination team, the Banana Squad, has qualified for globals. The team consists of SJ Barney, Alex Wentworth, and Anna Wentworth (left to right). (Nicholas Handy / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

  • Conant High School’s Destination Imagination team, the Banana Squad, has qualified for globals. The team consists of SJ Barney, Alex Wentworth, Anna Wentworth, and team manager Anne Wentworth. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Conant High School's Destination Imagination team, the Banana Squad, has made qualified for globals. April 16, 2016. Conant High School's Destination Imagination team, the Banana Squad, has qualified for globals. The team consists of SJ Barney, Alex Wentworth, and Anna Wentworth (left to right). (Nicholas Handy / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Nicholas Handy—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript...

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/27/2016 6:50:41 PM

When it comes to the Banana Squad, the smaller the group, the tighter the bunch.

Conant High School’s Destination Team is heading to the global competition after a strong second place finish in the state competition.

For the team’s “Get a Clue” challenge, the Banana Squad had to create and act out a mystery set prior to 1990, with three suspects.

“We have to do a lot of on-stage costume switches, because SJ and I both play two characters,” said team member Anna Wentworth, who said the team’s costumes are reversible.

“We have less people to do each job, but we are a lot more tight-knit.”

The team, comprised of Wentworth, her older brother Alex, and SJ Barney, was inspired by the black and white mystery movies of the 1930s.

“We originally were going to have a ‘The War of the Worlds’ inspired skit, but after working on it four weeks, we hit a dead end,” said Barney. “We decided to keep the time period and move on with a detective mystery.”

The Banana Squad and the other two Jaffrey-Rindge teams are collectively raising $28,000 for the trip to globals.

You can contribute by sending a check to JRDI at 82 Fitzgerald Drive, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

The team is currently selling tulip and daffodil bulbs and raffle tickets.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.


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